Spike strips used to end high speed chase, taser required to get suspect into custody


CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to The News Journal, Corbin Police were forced to use spike strips and a taser to end a high speed chase early Monday morning.

Police arrested 41-year-old  Jimmy Canada, of Williamsburg, following the pursuit that began near the intersection of U.S. 25W and the Corbin bypass and ended on Watch Road off of U.S. 25E.

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The newspaper says the arrest citation says the incident began about 1:45 a.m. when officers saw a 2008 Dodge Charger, driven by Canada with one headlight not working.

They say that after following Canada, officers tried to make a traffic stop when Canada continued driving, which led officers to use the tire deflation device.

Officers told The News Journal that Canada was speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road multiple times.

They say Canada drove into a field off Watch Road where he then tried to run off. Officers say they had to force Canada to the ground after he refused commands.

The newspaper says officers then used a taser to get Canada into handcuffs.

Canada is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond, and is subject to home incarceration upon his release.

In addition, a $7,500 cash bond has been set in the contempt of court case.

Canada is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Knox District Court.